Happy 4th of July, everyone!

I hope you have a ton of fun things planned for today, including lots of fireworks and perhaps a Killer Beergarita (or two!) In case you’re scrambling for ideas to serve at a BBQ lunch or dinner later on, check out these last minute, 4th of July-friendly recipes that can all be made this afternoon!

Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, have a fun, safe & tasty holiday!



Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Fruit Dip

Grandpa’s Pasta Salad

Grilled Avocado

Grilled Corn Orzo Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette


Judy’s Baked Beans

Pickle Bites

Restaurant Style Salsa

Roasted Parmesan Potatoes

The Best Steak Marinade



Dad’s Killer Beergaritas

Boozy Watermelon Lemonade Coolers


Shaken Nectarine Vodka Chillers

Skinny Sunrise

Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer

Strawberry Mojito


Chili Lime Chicken Burgers

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Cheddar Burgers with Bacon

Mini Hamburger Sliders with Feta & Artichoke Salsa

Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Glaze

Pot Sticker Burgers with Spicy Asian Slaw

Thai Chicken Burgers with Mango Salsa

Thai Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce

The Iowa Burger

Spanakopita Turkey Burgers

Stuffed French Onion Soup Sliders


Baked Ribs

BBQ Pulled Pork

Chipotle-Mango BBQ Sauce Chicken Salad

Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

Grilled Garden Wrap

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Sweet Corn & Tomatoes

Key West Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Artichoke Salsa & Roasted Asparagus

Maid Rites

Steak Tacos with Chipotle Cherry Salsa

Turkey Maid Rites


Dirt Cake

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Copycat DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fresh Strawberry Peanut Butter Bars

Peach Blackberry Crisp

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Pie

Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Soft Sugar Cookies with Cookie Dough Frosting

The Ultimate Cookie

Wuollet Bakery Brownies